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Ranchlands Elementary School – Calgary Public Schools

Monday, January 25th, 2010
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Phone: (403) 777-6350
Fax: (403) 777-6352School Hours: AM: 8:54 ~ PM: ~ 3:25
School Location610 Ranchlands Blvd. N.W.
Calgary , AB
T3G 2C5
Ranchlands School is located in and serves the northwest community of Ranchlands. Ranchlands School is also the location of the Gifted And Talented Education program for Area I and two Paced Learning Program classrooms serving Area I. Students move from Ranchlands School to H. D. Cartwright School for Grades 7 to 9 and then on to William Aberhart High School. Students in the GATE program move from Ranchlands to Queen Elizabeth High School. Students in the PLP transition to either Montgomery School or Thomas B. Riley School.
About the School
Built in 1981, Ranchlands School is situated on 12.63 acres. The school has 12 classrooms, 8 relocatables, and 3 portables in addition to a library, a high school-sized gymnasium, a music room, and a computer lab.
About School Name
As was the custom during the 1980’s, the first school built in a new neighbourhood bore the name of the community. A group of parents who were actively involved in setting up the new school in Ranchlands applied for “community school” status long before the school was even built. This group of interested citizens were successful in obtaining the designation, hence the name Ranchlands School.
School Mission
School PhilosophyTo foster the love of lifelong learning, we believe:

  • ·  We take ownership for our learning.
  • ·  Mutual respect and responsibility guide our interactions and relationships.
  • ·  A child’s learning is a shared journey involving communication and collaboration between children, parents, teachers, and the community.
  • ·  Learning is supported by sharing, planning, and valuing each other’s diversity.
School Motto
Respect Responsibility Relationships
Unique Points  
  • Has developed strong partnerships between parents, staff, and students in order to improve communication and provide opportunities for discussing important educational issues.
  • Operates an extensive volunteer program which includes grandparents. The grandparent program is just one example of effective use of in-class volunteers.
  • Has a well-established learning resource centre where technological literacy is valued.
  • Has developed an atmosphere of respect, safety, and caring coupled with high expectations for student conduct, work habits, and performance.
  • Established and maintains a quality, daily physical education program that has been recognized by CAPHER for the past several years.
  • Established and maintains a quality, music program that serves students from Kindergarten to Grade six.
Student Enrolment (September 2009 )
Total Enrolment: 359  

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Captain John Palliser – Elementary – Calgary Public Schools

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Captain John Palliser School is dual track school with a regular and Montessori Alternative program. It is located in the northwest community of Brentwood, and serves the communities of Brentwood and The Hamptons for the regular program and Area I and II for the Montessori program. Students from Captain John Palliser generally move on to Simon Fraser School and Tom Baines for Grades 7 to 9. Sir Winston Churchill High School is the main high school in the neighbourhood.

About the School

The school opened in 1963 and is situated on 8.0 acres. It is one of the largest elementary schools in the city. The school has 23 classrooms, including a music room, art room, library, and gymnasium. We are a single-storey school, fully wheelchair accessible.

About School Name

Captain John Palliser School honours the name of an Irishman who was commissioned by the Royal Geographical Society to lead an expedition to the land that we know as western Canada. In the years 1857 -1860, his task was to explore, map and report on the general state of these western territories for possible settlement. As a scientific expedition, Palliser and his colleagues – Hector, Bourgeau, Sullivan and Blakiston accumulated a huge wealth of knowledge and information about this new land.

Palliser determined that the south western prairies were an extension of the central- American desert and thus, were unsuitable for agriculture. This piece of land, stretching as far east as the Manitoba border, west through southern Saskatchewan and into southern Alberta is known as the Palliser Triangle.

As explorers traveling unknown lands by canoe, horse, Red River cart, dog-sled and on snow-shoes, Captain John Palliser and his colleagues serve as strong role models for us. We are proud to bear his name as we explore, discover and imagine at Captain John Palliser School.
School Mission

In embracing the Calgary Board of Education mission statement, we strive to make positive and significant differences in the lives of all learners through our attention to wonder, hope, imagination, and excellence.

School Motto

Explore, Discover, Imagine

Unique Points

Close to:

  • Sir Winston Churchill Swimming Pool
  • Nosehill Library
  • Brentwood Arena
  • Bussing available
  • Lunchroom is in the gymnasium
  • Before/After school care
  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Learning and Literacy Program
  • Vision Progam
  • Montessori Alternative Program – K-Gr. 3- will expand with a grade each year until Gr. 6
  • Pre-Kindergarten program – tuition based

Student Enrolment (September 2009 )
Total Enrolment: 388
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